Online Burn & Fireworks Permit Application

Burning Permits and Fireworks Permits

Normal Burning Permit Conditions - October 24, 2022

Normal Burning Permit Conditions:

  • Fire must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
  • No burning is permitted when winds exceed 12 km/hr or are gusting.
  • Suitable fire extinguishing equipment to be located at site.
  • The 911 Dispatch Centre @ 1-888-808-3722 must be notified approximately one (1) hour prior to burn taking place.
  • No burning is permitted between the night hours of 10:00 pm and 7:00 am unless a special permit has been issued by Foothills County.
  • Only Class A combustibles are to be burned (clean wood/paper products).
  • An accurate description of the size and the type of combustibles must be given to the Foothills Fire Department when applying for a permit.
  • Any breach of the above conditions renders the permit null and void.

Online Fire Burning Permit Application

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Burning & Fireworks Permits and Regulations:

Burning Permits are for clean/dry wood ONLY!


  • Tires - Plastics - Household Garbage - Paint Cans - Used Motor Oil - Furniture - Treated Products.​​
  • Prohibited debris includes, but is not limited to, the above items.

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Fireworks Permit Key Points

Fireworks Permit Application Site 

This permit is for discharging fireworks ONLY within Foothills County. Foothills County CANNOT issue a permit to discharge fireworks within other municipalities. When a permit is issued it is the responsibility of the permit holder to know the regulations for purchasing, possessing and discharging.

Here are a few important points you need to know:

  • This permit is for the discharge of consumer fireworks on residential property only.  Your permit WILL NOT be approved if your discharge area is over roadways or public property.
  • You must be a minimum of 18 years old to apply for this permit.
  • You must be the property owner or have written permission from the property owner to discharge fireworks.
  • You must have a water source available to you when discharging your fireworks. This includes but is not limited to, a minimum of 3 gallons of water and or a garden hose, or a fire extinguisher on site when you discharge your fireworks. 
  • You are encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 7 business days prior to the discharge date.  
  • To ensure a fun but safe family fireworks display, it is important that simple safety procedures are followed.
  • There is no charge for this permit.

More information on the safe discharge of fireworks

View the Foothills County Fireworks Bylaw

Discharge area: 

This is where you will set up and discharge your fireworks.  You must have the clearance space on the product’s manufacturing instructions, with no buildings, tents, trailers, canvas shelters, trees, flammable or combustible substance, or motor vehicles in this area. This is found on the label of all federally authorized consumer firework products.

Spectator area: 

The area required for spectators is necessary to ensure that all spectators maintain a safe distance. Safe spectator distances are listed on each individual consumer product and must be followed.